|Contextual Notes||Identified by some as the "father of the illustrated children's book" Walter Crane sought to create books that would appeal specifically to children. A member of the Arts and Crafts movement and influenced by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and Japanese color prints, Crane preferred bright colors and completely outlined contour drawing. It was his belief that "Children, like the ancient Egyptians, appear to see most things in profile, and like definite statements in design. They prefer well-defined forms and bright, frank color."|
Ward, Lock, & Co. was established in 1854 by Ebenezer Ward and George Lock. In 1865, Charles Tyler joined the firm and the name was changed to Ward, Lock, & Tyler. When Tyler left the firm in 1873, the name reverted back to Ward, Lock, & Co. When James Bowden joined the firm in 1878, the name was changed again to Ward, Lock, Bowden, & Co. When Bowden retired in 1897, the firm was renamed Ward, Lock, & Co. Limited, it's name to this day.